WELCOME TO THE APFLS... LATYMER'S PTA
WE ARE THE ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE LATYMER SCHOOL.
One of the elements of a successful school is parental support and encouragement. At Latymer it is not just about supporting your own child or children but also helping to give added-value to the school experience for all pupils. This is where the APFLS comes in.
There are four main areas to APFLS activities:-
- A traditional PTA with a summer fayre, quiz, car boot sales etc., raising funds to buy educationally supporting items
- Assisting a large, fully engaged school staff, with events such as music and drama evenings, also various parent evenings and the carol service
- Holding pupil specific events such as the Junior Party and the Year 11 prom
- A means for parents to interface socially
The APFLS is a registered charity and the efforts of many parents over the years have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to add just a little more to the opportunities and experiences that Latymer can bring to all its students. From minibuses, through historical artefacts, to iPads, play scenery and goalposts and a complete spectrum in-between; all Latymer students benefit from our efforts. APFLS is therefore a vital contributor to the school’s educational offer.
As a Latymer parent you can do your part in supporting these efforts either in assisting with events or simply turning up and enjoying the show. All involvement will help ensure that there’ll be a successful APFLS supporting your children in their education and an organisation ready to pass on to future generations of parents wishing to support Latymer pupils. We also welcome innovative ideas to supplement our programme.
Help out, join in or simply enjoy.
Susan Wills APFLS Chair
Write to us APFLS The Latymer School Haselbury Road London N9 9TN
We’ll be holding our next APFLS Committee meeting on Thursday 6th June 2019 at 7.30pm in the LRC (Learning Resources Centre), opposite the Library and just behind the Kiosk in the Small Hall. Parking in the playground, via the North Gate.
As ever, all parents and friends of Latymer are welcome – so please come along. We’re especially keen to welcome parents of recent joiners and younger age groups. We meet around the table to plan and organise coming events, share thoughts and come up with new initiatives. We’re always looking to add to and improve what we do, so if you have any fundraising ideas of your own, we’re genuinely all ears!
At present we’re very much focused on our biggest event of the year, the Summer Fayre, which we’ll be hosting around the school on Sunday 7 July. (See below.) There’s still a great deal to do to make this event happen, so it’s really an ideal time to come along and get involved. And if you can't make this meeting, there’s still one more to come this term:
- Tuesday 2nd July 2019
This is our major fundraising event of the year: an afternoon that brings together the whole school community - open to family, friends and anyone interested to see and get a taste of Latymer at first hand. Please put it in the diary!
Held in the school grounds and buildings, the Summer Fayre includes many separate attractions and initiatives presented by groups of parents and friends, as well as by members of the school. The whole thing is hosted, organised and run by APFLS – with vital support from the buildings team and individual members of staff, as well as from the students who participate in entertainments and activities. With so much to make happen, the Fayre takes lots of planning and co-ordination for months beforehand. We always need help, so it’s never too late to get involved!
Could you volunteer to lend a hand on the day? Or get involved now, with planning and organising? Or maybe you have your own idea about how you could contribute!
Whatever suits, thanks for your support and please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the year, money we raise at school events provides essential means to deliver deserving causes right across the school - initiatives which otherwise would not be possible. Every cup of tea and glass of wine helps raise vital funds. We’d really appreciate your help at any of these events - in any way that suits you. Please contact the APFLS in advance if you can – as this helps us plan resources. But also do feel free just to turn up on the day or evening and lend a hand.
21st June 2019 - New Year 7 Music Information Evening 7pm The APFLS will be opening the refreshment kiosk before and during the event
27th & 28th June 2019 - Open Evenings for prospective parents 4-7.30pm The APFLS will be providing refreshments during the afternoon and evening
5th & 6th July 2019 - Junior Drama Production 7.30pm The APFLS will be opening the bar and refreshment kiosk from 7:00pm before the performance and also during the interval
- 12th July 2019 - Gala Concert 7pm The APFLS will be opening the bar and refreshment kiosk from 6:30pm before the performance and also during the interval
WHAT IS THE 500 CLUB? The 500 club (formerly the 350 Club) is one of the ways in which the APFLS raises money for the school to help fund purchases of equipment and other items that are not provided by the local authority.
The principle is very simple: Up to 500 numbers, each costing only £12 a year, are held by parents and friends. Approximately half the proceeds go to the Association in support of the school, whilst the remainder is paid back to subscribers by way of a monthly prize draw.
Prizes are £500 in June and December each year, with two prizes of £75 and £25 in each of the other ten months. The 500 club has now been going for over 20 years, and continues to be very popular. However, each year some spaces become available as pupils leave the school, and some parents resign their membership.
Joining up is a great opportunity for you to support the school, with the added bonus of a chance to win the monthly draw.
It’s easy to set up your standing order for one or more numbers. Remember, for only £12 your number is entered into the draw for 12 months!
For more information please email the 500 Club secretary Natascha at email@example.com